Barring an epic comeback, IU will take home the Old Oaken Bucket today.
The Hoosiers (4-7, 2-5) lead Purdue (1-10, 0-7) at the half 35-9.
Sophomore quarterback Tre Roberson got the start, and responded well. He is 15-22 for 158 yards and three touchdowns. He also has 76 rushing yards.
In total, the IU offense has 213 rushing yards on 23 carries.
Purdue has 12 rushing yards on 12 carries.
The biggest problem for Purdue has been allowing IU to convert on third down. The Hoosiers are 8-for-9 on the crucial down.
Both Stephen Houston, playing his final game as a Hoosier, and Shane Wynn have two touchdowns apiece.
Purdue will receive the ball to start the second half.
Play by play of scoring:
It didn't take long for the Hoosiers to strike.
Stephen Houston's 53-yard run gave IU the early 7-0 lead. The run capped off a 4-play, 75-yard drive that took only 74 seconds.
Houston also moved into 9th all-time for IU in rushing yards on the run.
After forcing a Purdue punt, IU's offense struck again.
The 10-play, 83-yard drive was capped off with a 2-yard touchdown pass from Roberson to Wynn, who dove into the end zone to give IU the 14-0 lead.
After a Roberson interception, Purdue got the offense going for the first time.
After a David Cooper sack, Purdue faced a fourth-and-13, and they went for it becausetThe sack pushed the Boilers out of field range.
Purdue converted the fourth down with a 25-yard pass play, taking it down to the IU 1-yard line.
The Boilers capitalized, with a 1-yard fade from Danny Etling to Justin Sinz. The extra point was subsequently blocked, making it 14-6 IU.
IU responded quickly. A 10-play, 61-yard drive was capped off by a 14-yard TD run by Stephen Houston, his second of the day.
Roberson continued the lead the humming Hoosier offense.
After a Purdue field goal, IU had another efficient drive. This one, 7-play 57-yard drive, was capped off by a 4-yard touchdown reception by Wynn, his second of the day from Roberson.
The offensive onslaught wasn't done. Just before the half, IU struck again.
When Roberson released the ball, it appeared it was going to be an interception.
That's when Cody Latimer stretched out his hands and secured the 27-yard touchdown pass from Roberson, making it 35-9 IU.
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